Visual Arts — Sculpture • 136 • Spring Please note: is course includes a studio fee. is term-length course introduces students to the challenges involved with creating art in three dimensions. e class focuses on both the conceptual phases of an assignment and the technical issues of actually building the work of art from the materials at hand. Some of the materials used include clay, metal, wood, plaster, and stone, as this class deals with issues including space, form, and content. Emphasis is placed on the students expressing their own personalities through their work, as well as developing technical skills, through critiques and individualized attention from the teacher.
Visual Arts — Printmaking • 177 • Fall Please note: is course includes a studio fee. is term-length course covers a wide range of printmaking techniques, from very fast and spontaneous mono-printing to slower and more deliberate linoleum block printing. Printmakers can make use of drawing, painting, and carving techniques even before the actual printing process. is course introduces students to the artistic potential of printmaking as they learn how to express themselves through the materials used and the printing process itself; peer critiques and individualized attention from the teacher help students develop both technical skills and creative voice.
Visual Arts — Film 1 • 090 • Fall Please note: is course includes a studio fee. is term-length course is a fast-paced introduction to digital filmmaking and Final Cut X editing software. Students will produce many short movies in small groups to explore a variety of techniques and begin critiquing their work with a careful eye. ey will learn to work together to build a better understanding of the tools available to modern filmmakers.
Visual Arts — Film 2 • 089 • Winter Prerequisite: Film 1 or instructors permission. is course will focus on the narrative aspects of the filmmaking process. Students will write scripts for, shoot, and edit a single project over the course of the term. ey will film in small groups with an emphasis on collaborative work, critique their footage in the process, and edit using Final Cut X to produce their movies.
Visual Arts — Multimedia • 098 • Winter Please note: is course includes a studio fee. In this term-length course, students will explore the connection between what they want to say and the media they choose to convey their artistic ideas. ey will receive instruction in printmaking, collage, drawing, and 3D assemblage. Incorporating design principles, students will use alternate surfaces, as well as media associated with the technological age, to create expressive works. e historical and social perspectives of these artistic processes and how they relate to our present day will be examined. Students will maintain a sketchbook/journal, and they will participate in peer critiques.
Visual Arts — Animation • 009 • Fall, Spring Please note: is course includes a studio fee. is term-length course is an introduction to the animation process, and students will work together to create a variety of short projects. ey will begin with basic flipbook and stop-motion techniques and move toward using software to animate drawings digitally. is course will put an emphasis on observing motion carefully and using sequential imagery to communicate ideas. Students will observe and critique each other's work with the goal of better understanding both the challenges and possibilities of setting artwork in motion.
Academic Curriculum Guide 2019/2020
An annual description of the school year's academic course offerings.